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Phoebe Davies


Phoebe Davies is an artist and producer. Her practice is defined by its location and context, investigating and exploring how people perceive their social framework. Her outcomes are often project dependent, including; constructed social spaces, live performances, video, audio and print works. 

Often she works with and in response to individuals and communities, generating work through collaboration and collective action be this DJ performances in elderly care homes, feminist nail salons or public road-side installations connecting farming villages. 

Her work is often ephemeral and chanced upon, existing in pedestrian spaces as well as in galleries and institutions, including: Tate Britain and Tate Modern (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Tramway (Glasgow), Fierce Festival (Birmingham), South London Gallery (London), Camden Arts Centre (London), Art Licks Weekend (London), Steirischer Herbst (Graz, AUT), Assembly (Portland, USA) and SA-UK SEASONS 2015 (Johannesburg, ZA).  

Phoebe has worked with Artsadmin on Influences and, with Nandi Bhebhe, as the artist duo Bhebhe&Davies, on a Summer Intensive.

Other past initiatives include Bedfellows, a sex re-education project exploring desire, consent, representation and feminist porn, working with adults and young peoples groups reflecting and investigating current sex education and Ripped, a research project questioning the construction, manufacturing and perception of masculinity in South Wales. 

She was a Social Practice Fellow on the British Council’s International Cultural Exchange US Program. 

Date Title Venue City
1 November 2017 Sex Re-education Toynbee Studios
26–28 November 2015 Influences Johannesburg
26 September – 3 October 2015 Influences Steirischer Herbst Graz
26 October 2014 Influences Cambridge Junction Cambridge
3–4 October 2014 Influences Fierce Festival Birmingham
9 March 2014 Nailwraps: Influences Southbank Centre
7 March 2014 Girlguiding at WOW Women of the World Festival, Royal Festival Hall London
23 November 2013 Art Party Conference The Spa Scarborough
21 July 2013 Influences Nail Bar Regent Street London
7 June 2013 Nailwraps: Influences Late at Tate Tate Britain
two people interlinked by arms leaning on a piano
Artsadmin Summer Intensive with artists Bhebhe&Davies (Nandi Bhebhe and Phoebe Davies). Photo by Amy Gwatkin.